Nawalka: ‘I'm very sorry and very sad about the result’

Poland coach Adam Nawalka feels his players did the best they could to hold Colombia.

Poland coach Adam Nawalka feels his players did the best they could to hold Colombia.   -  AFP

 

Radamel Falcao, Yerry Mina and Juan Cuadrado scored as stylish Colombia boosted its World Cup last 16 hopes with a comprehensive 3-0 win over Poland on Sunday.

In a match destined to see the loser sent home after the group stages, Colombia overcame a nervous start against Adam Nawalka's men to move up to third place in Group H, one point behind Japan and Senegal.

The disappointing Poland became the first European side eliminated from the tournament.

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“I'm very sorry and very sad about the result, but tomorrow's another day and we have to come to terms with things,” said Poland coach Adam Nawalka.

“Our players did their best until the end of the game. We lost to a very strong team and this is something we have to accept.

“I extend my congratulations to Colombia.”

The South Americans' bid for a place in the last 16 will be determined by the results from their final game with Senegal, which drew 2-2 with Japan earlier in the day.